Book review: The Word Exchange


The Word Exchange

A few years ago, I requested The Word Exchange on Netgalley, because the story line sounded totally my cup of tea, and then, more urgent books piled up, and only recently did I finally take time to read it.

The structure of the book is neat, with its 3 parts: Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis.
Plus each chapter is alphabetized (like in Defining the World: The Extraordinary Story of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary, by Henry Hitchings, referred to in this novel itself) and opens with a made up definition of a word starting by that letter, in connection with the plot.

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